small ale

noun

Definition of small ale

: a weak ale brewed with little malt and little or no hops as a mild and cheap drink

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First Known Use of small ale

1559, in the meaning defined above

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“Small ale.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/small%20ale. Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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